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Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

7-5-1 Kumochicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-242-0216
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Highlight for all ages and gender - loved it! Kids will too!

This really is a superb place for all ages. Children were hand making and test-flying wooden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
small-skiing-mole
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South East England
Total surprise and one of the best things I did in Japan

After twenty minutes in a sake brewery tour, i was surprised that i spent over two hours in this... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Peter N
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7-5-1 Kumochicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 78-242-0216

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is a superb place for all ages. Children were hand making and test-flying wooden gliders, firing elastic bands at targets and sucking water up in massive bamboo water guns to fire at spinning panels. Adults can join in, of course! These are the...More

1  Thank small-skiing-mole
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

After twenty minutes in a sake brewery tour, i was surprised that i spent over two hours in this museum. This is more than just tools. This museum is about the art and life of wood, and the way it is brought into everyday life....More

2  Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This place is terrific. I made the mistake of expecting very little of it. The only problem is that it is hard to find, so you might want to call for directions. When I was there, they had a special exhibit on tiles, specifically for...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

English speakers fear not. They have headphones for you. Explanations is clear and detailed. If you listen to all of it, and try out every exhibit that they allow, give yourself 2 hours for the tour. It is interesting how many types of joints there...More

Thank MattAlexSK
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The displays are beautifully set out over two floors of a lovely building. The exhibits provide a wonderful depiction and explanation of carpentry techniques used in Japanese wooden construction. For non-Japanese speakers, there was sufficient explanation in English to make it all more meaningful. A...More

Thank jkwthomas
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

They have great detailed displays of all the work involved in building the temples all around Japan. They have huge trees cut in half to show all the different wood used from the island and antique carpentry tools used around the world.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The museum was historically accurate depiction of carpentry techniques in Japan, including video and audio support. It was especially interesting to see how they built shrines and temples in Japan. There were some opportunities for hands-on practice and the staff were very friendly and kind....More

Thank kellyes2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

If woodwork, architecture or Japan interest you then you must visit this museum, after all everything in Japan is with wood! This is a very well designed museum and uses a lot of traditional techniques and materials in the modern museum building. The history of...More

Thank Chetna1973
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Nice place to spend an hour or so. Wonderful displays, with information in several languages. Gorgeous smell of wood, a zen sort of place, easy to reach but entrance was not so easy to find - it's on SE corner of the block

2  Thank Saley69
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Well I must admit this was a place that was wonderful and surprising - our Guide in the Museum was one of the Wood craftsman that worked with these tools on display and he brought the exhibition to reality by showing his skills as a...More

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